Role playing in Viking Ripa


Role playing in Ribe VikingeCenter

From October 16-20 and October 23-27 children, teenagers and their families have the opportunity to take part in role plays in Ripa.

If you don't yet know our stories of Earl Bjorn, Sven the craftsman and Asketud the slave, now would be the time to take a few minutes to watch the videos as the role plays are based on these characters.

Watch the videos and learn about the warrior, the craftsman and the slave.

Ribe VikingeCenter is open Monday till Friday from 10:00 till 15:30.

Help Earl Bjorn secure law and order in Ripa from October 16-20, 2017

Somebody stole a piece of jewellery from Sven, but who might it be? Is Asketud hiding something about her past? Will you help the earl maintain law and order in Ripa?

You will for sure be the one to solve the mystery, but before you begin your journey, you need to put on a Viking cape. And then you're off to find the Vikings who may be able to provide you with the information you need. But be prepared: They may ask a favour in return for them helping you. During the day we may also film you to catch the story on video. Check out the result on Youtube and Facebook soon after.

This role play is for children and teenagers from about 10 to 16 years and their parents. Especially the youngest should be accompanied by an adult or older sibling to get the most out of the experience.

From slavery to freedom in Ripa from October 23-27, 2017

Did it ever cross your mind that amongst the Vikings in Ripa there are also slaves? Have you met the slave trader? What kind of jobs do the slaves have and will they ever be able to escape slavery?

Now you can experience how it is to be a slave in Ripa. The slave trader sell individuals (preferably healthy and strong children) as slaves to rich Viking families. They have to put on a slave's cape and do all sorts of jobs. Later, the slaves will meet the slave trader in the Thing-hall and he will - much against his will - reward all the good and hard-working slaves with their freedom.

This role play is suitable for children and teenagers from about 5 to 13 years and their parents. Especially the youngest should be accompanied by an adult or older sibling to get the most out of the experience.

What other activities in Ripa during the autumn holidays?

The Lady of the Longhouse will cook Viking food, the farmer will slaughter animals, the market entertainer will perform tricks, the birds of pray will fly, the earl will train new soldiers, Icelandic horses will give shows, the völva will tell stories... and where else will you be able to stroll through a Viking town and take in the atmosphere in an authentic Viking house??

Check out the complete programme here.